Blaine for County Executive


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri! Again!!!
Roy Meachum

In the first place, the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was beyond race. Of course, the diagrams from the autopsies came to light detailing that Police Officer Darren Wilson shot Mr. Brown in various body locations, including the top of his head.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Real Bullies, Killers and Criminals
Harry M. Covert

Won’t be long now. The imaginary Labor Day political campaign kickoff rolls into ribald, raucous and rip-roaring high gear. Everyone has been waiting for this. Gloves will be off in a contumely manner.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Blaine R. Young

I have received literally hundreds of emails, texts and phone calls concerning a proposed shooting range on Thurston Road. Although I do my best to respond to each person personally, in the event I missed anyone I want to make my position on this application absolutely clear.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time Travel with the Frederick County Chamber
Earl 'Rocky' Mackintosh

Sometimes to see the political future, it is important to go back in time! It was an exciting day for the Chamber of Commerce on August 12, as Board Chairman Josh Bokee introduced the new President and CEO of the organization – Elizabeth Cromwell.

A Conversation with Robin Williams
Tom McLaughlin

Well, Robin, you finally did it. Ended what everybody thought was a perfect life. Lots of great movies, a stand-up comic and an Academy Award. Most of us are very sad, Robin. Very sad.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Attempted Murder of Frederick Policeman
Harry M. Covert

To borrow an age-old saying, silence is deafening from a vast majority of locals and national citizens and politicians, except for the usual suspects. I’m referring to the civil unrest ongoing in the show-me state, “missoura.”

Roy Meachum

We called it something else; but here and there desegregation takes place, like in Ferguson, Missouri. Police killed teenager Michael Brown; from all I’ve heard, this is not a racial murder. True, Mr. Brown was spotted without firearms. Officer Darren Wilson brought his official sidearm.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ramblings from an Inveterate Curmudgeonly Gadfly
John W. Ashbury

Over the years stark contrasts between candidates for local political offices have been few and far between. Listening to the “speeches” at various forums usually made it difficult to differentiate their positions. And one-on-one conversations simply emphasized their “likeness.”

Friday, August 15, 2014

Danny Kaye and Bob Hope
Roy Meachum

He was playing London; decided to come over to occupied Germany. We heard the stories about Danny Kaye and Lawrence Olivier. The Army decided I was going to be an escort. Readers may have heard the American Forces Network too much; my regular duties were at AFN Frankfurt, the headquarters, and I lived in the castle.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Take a Break
Patricia A. Kelly

What a summer! In the past few weeks alone in our region, an 8-year-old and two 3-year-old children have been murdered by random gun shots, some while standing on the street, others sleeping in their beds.

Focus on the Facts, Please
Harry M. Covert

Imagine for a moment if sheriff’s deputies, police officers, state police and fire officials were removed from the streets for a day or so in Frederick. Visualize the pandemonium, danger on the streets and highways, the illegal guns that would surface, home invasions and carjackings.

Yellow Cab
The Morning News Express with Bob Miller
The Covert Letter

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